a few quick observations: * myspace & yahoo killing it (not bad for peanut butter) * google not as big as you'd guess * msn, ebay, amazon all still players * pogo in top 10? (compete.com anomaly?) * bankofamerica & walmart crack top 20 * AFF likely minting money ;)
ok, we're off to Stanford hospital to check in... wish us luck :)
UPDATE 1: first visit Sat 6am contractions weren't regular, sent back home :(
UPDATE 2: late Sat evening, contractions started getting more frequent. checked in around 11pm, and by 1:30am Sunday morning Saya had an epidural (feeling better now :). we're both going to try and get some sleep, but likely to have a baby by sunrise or soon thereafter...
UPDATE 3: baby born @ 3:45am PST... everybody is doing fine :)
Attention all you super-secret stealth startups... it's time to launch!
If you're involved with an awesome new web 2.0 company, applications are now open to participate in Launch Pad at the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo conference in April.
For those who haven't heard, Web 2.0 Expo is a new conference debuting this spring at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Due to overwhelming demand from last November's Web 2.0 Summit, O'Reilly & CMP created this sister event to reach a much larger audience. The new conference will also have a greatly expanded set of technical sessions & presentations, and a significantly less stratospheric price tag for those of us who haven't already made our Internet bazillions.
As with last fall's confab, a select group of Web 2.0 startups will be selected to reveal themselves to the world during the conference, and will be presented by Web 2.0 guru John Battelle.
The conference will be attended by thousands of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, investors, reporters, & bloggers. If you're looking for a great opportunity to tell your Web 2.0 story at one of the most celebrated stage forums in tech, now's your chance. Deadline to apply is Feb 1.
[full disclosure: i'm a co-chair for Web 2.0 Expo helping organize the event]